You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

WIP, Stratus lift the ‘Veil’

Norton, Watts pose for 'Painted'

John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star.

WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with WIP, and production is set to start in September.

Set in 1922 London, story concerns a restless married woman who sets out on an odyssey of self-discovery that begins with cheating on her conservative scientist husband and ends with battling cholera in the Far East.

Ron Nyswaner adapted the script from the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Previous adaptations include 1934’s “The Painted Veil,” starring Greta Garbo, and 1957’s “The Seventh Sin,” directed by Ronald Neame for MGM.

Producers are Norton, Sara Colleton and Jean-Francois Fonlupt. Exec producers are Yari and Gordon. Yasmine Golchan is a co-producer.

Curran previously helmed “We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” which WIP released last year.

Norton most recently starred in “The Italian Job” and wrapped “Down in the Valley” opposite Evan Rachel Wood.

Watts will next be seen in DreamWorks’ “The Ring Two.”

More Film

  • Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Ripped Off 1969 Play, Lawsuit Alleges

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' May Top

    Will 'A Wrinkle in Time' Be the Film That Dethrones 'Black Panther'?

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

  • 'Unsane' Review: Claire Foy Brings Grit

    Berlin Film Review: 'Unsane'

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

  • Guillermo del Toro

    Oscars Poll: Who Will Win Best Director?

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

  • 'Infinite Football' Review: Delightful, Droll Doc

    Berlin Film Review: 'Infinite Football'

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

  • Liberty

    DR Premieres Ex-Pat Drama ‘Liberty'

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

  • Khook

    Berlin Film Review: 'Pig'

    John Curran will direct Edward Norton in period drama “The Painted Veil” for Warner Independent Pictures and Stratus Film Co., with Naomi Watts in negotiations to star. WIP will take North American rights on the pic, with Syndicate Films Intl. handling foreign rights. Stratus partners Bob Yari and Mark Gordon are co-financing the pic with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content